2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(effective 1/1/2024)

BOD Officers

Andy Patterson - President

Jan Parola - Vice President

Sunny Simpson - Treasurer

Steve McConaughy - Secretary

General BOD Members

Cindy Stratton 

Dace Krasts 

Deb Monte 

Karen Knox 

Laura James 

Nathalie Vadim 

Skipper Maine 


To contact LRPals about potential assistance with Leonbergers,

or to report dogs in need, we are easy to contact:

Online Contact Form

Call us: 866-7LR-PALS (866-757-7257)    leave your name & detail message

The appropriate LRPals contact person will return your inquiry promptly. 


Please use our online contact form for communications. Note: that, as we are a national rescue, we do not have a physical address you can visit or donate items.





Arlene Coles: Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

(REP NEEDED – an additional rep is needed to help dogs in these states)

Chuck Gardner: Virginia


OPEN - (area rep(s) needed):  Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin

New England

Karen Loechner / Steve McConaughy: Connecticut

Karen Knox: Maine

Dace Krasts: Rhode Island

Deborah Monte:  Massachusetts, New Hampshire;  Vermont


Chuck Gardner:  Washington DC, Maryland 

Sunny Simpson: Delaware, Pennsylvania

Laura James: New Jersey

Pat Bennett: New York

OPEN - (area rep needed): Ohio

Pacific Northwest

OPEN - (area rep needed): Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Kim Rawers: Utah

Pacific Southwest

Andy Patterson: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada

Kim Rawers: California


Lynn O’Connor:  Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

Rocky Mountain

Michelle Thompson: Colorado 

Nathalie Vadim: Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming  


OPEN - (area rep needed): Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi

Kristy Deslatte: Louisiana


Deb Harris:  Florida, Georgia, South Carolina


Nathalie Vadim: New Mexico

Kristy Deslatte: Texas


   Other Positions:

            Volunteer Coordinator -  (Vacant - Can you help us with this?)   

            Transportation Coordinator -  


To volunteer your talents with us, please complete the Volunteer FORM.

You can also contact us toll free at 866-757-7257 or 866-7LRPALS